A temporary housing scheme for 24 homeless families, PLACE/Ladywell is the result of a partnership with Lewisham Council, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) and AECOM. Adopting an off-site volumetric modular solution, the project was delivered to a faster program, compared to traditional construction, and is now a benchmark for the delivery of modular housing across London.

Arranged in three four-storey blocks, PLACE/Ladywell is intended to remain on site for between one and four years. The key objective was the delivery of housing to support Lewisham’s housing needs, however the design and delivery of the project has provided much wider benefits. Internally, the spaces exceed current local authority standards by 10 percent; community and retail use at ground level enable the community to thrive; and with the manufacturing and assembly process inherent in the modular solution, control over quality, finish and programme enabled over 95 percent of the project to be delivered off-site, and has reduced running costs, in use, by up to 50 percent.

AECOM and RSHP, continue to work together to provide housing solutions using an offsite volumetric system, INNO. Find out more here.